Category Archives: Research & Analysis

5 Steps to Create Interactive Mapping Tools

You hear us say regularly that we’re big #datanerds at Transform Consulting Group. We have many blogs with tips on using and visualizing data, including why we love interactive dashboards. Now we are taking it to the next level and sharing how to enhance your dashboard with interactive mapping functions.  We recently completed projects with…

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Update: Our Go-To Sources for Getting Data

Whether you are working on a needs assessment, evaluating a program, or starting a new project, reliable data is important to help make smart choices. In our digital age, comprehensive data is available at our fingertips. Endless search options are accessible, but it can be overwhelming.  Have you spent hours filtering through links and data…

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4 Steps to Complete a Feasibility Study

Too often non-profits and government agencies immediately begin implementing a new program or service area. They see a need with their clients or a gap in the existing services, so they elect to help meet that need. This all sounds good, right? The challenge is that there has not been enough time to complete a…

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4 Reasons We Love Interactive Dashboards

We’ve said it in the past and we will say it again, we are proud #datanerds at Transform Consulting Group (TCG). Too often we work with clients who have data, but don’t know how to use it. Or maybe they lack a systematic approach to acquiring data or managing projects. We get it. We understand…

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Using Performance Indicators to Drive Impact

If you’re a Head Start organization, then you know there are several reports and check-ins required throughout the year. One mandatory item is to complete an annual performance indicator report (PIR) which includes a comprehensive list of data related to programs and services. After pulling together all of the information necessary, how many Head Start…

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4 Steps to Establish Evaluation SOPs

An evaluation plan is a roadmap to help organizations validate the impact of their work. In this past blog post, we describe our four-step evaluation process. Step 2 of this process involves creating or modifying data tools and systems. When establishing evaluation systems, it is important to create standard operating procedures, or SOPs. An SOP is a…

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2019 Year in Review

This year was another big year for Transform Consulting Group. In 2019, we were thrilled to once again work with a variety of clients and important causes across Indiana and Michigan.  We are thankful for all that we accomplished as a team to help accelerate the impact of our clients in communities across the two…

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3 Tips For Managing Program Data

 Do you have a system for effectively and efficiently storing and monitoring program data? At Transform Consulting Group, we work with many clients who are required to report on program outcomes and impact, but they often lack systematic approaches to managing their data. We know data can drive program impact (check out this blog), but…

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Using Data to Tell Your Story

We say we’re #datanerds at Transform Consulting Group. However, for a communication and marketing person like myself, I will admit that data intimidates me. I prefer using words and emotions to convey ideas rather than numbers and excel sheets. So, how does that translate to our data-driven work at TCG?  In Nancy Duarte’s book “Data…

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Why Break Down Data?

When you’re using data to make decisions, are you also taking time to break down data to learn more? Perhaps you are struggling to understand the needs of different parts of the population you serve. Maybe you’re noticing different outcomes in different groups but don’t know why. When you break down data, you can see…

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